How to happily cope with being “behind” in Project Life

Hi guys! Kinjal here again. This month we’re talking about creating joy on the Forever Joy blog, and filling your bucket. I’m going to admit something to you, a secret between just you and me. Ready?  Every year since 2012, I’ve committed to doing a certain well-known weekly 2-page pocket scrapbooking project. I’ve succeeded…Once.  That […]

Scrap Happy | Free Love Scrapping

I came across a forum post the other day from a scrapper who felt a little overwhelmed with all the photos she had- and she was looking for a plan to get them all scrapped. It made me think back on when I first started scrapping- actually- let me take that back- because when I […]

Scrap Happy | Sharing Photo Flow Tips

Hi, Kelly here! Welcome to the New Year! “Wow 2015” already, right? I cannot believe I am embarking on my 4th year of documenting our lives with project life. I am so excited and proud that I have been able to keep up with this personal goal! The results are so rewarding for both me […]

One Little Word® 2015 | Author

Here we are , wrapping up the last week of January 2015- and I’m happy to say the tree is down- decorations packed and my resolutions are firm in place.  I’m not one to jump lightly into resolutions- but I love taking stock this time of year- and making a plan of what I’d like […]

Project Life | Finding My Photo Flow

I have found a few tricks to make Project Life work for me: I do my spreads on a monthly basis as opposed to weekly; I print at least 13 photos for each double page spread and I always try and work on two pages at a time. So this month- I paid close attention […]

Thoughts on | Scrapping Getaway

This weekend I need to take a break. Between being under the weather for a week, the endless snow and cold and a busy few workweeks- I was drained- and cranky- and not happy.  I was lucky to be able to call a little ‘timeout” for myself and steal away to my craft room for […]

Thoughts on | Scrapping Getaway

This weekend I need to take a break. Between being under the weather for a week, the endless snow and cold and a busy few workweeks- I was drained- and cranky- and not happy.  I was lucky to be able to call a little ‘timeout” for myself and steal away to my craft room for […]

Photo Printing Roundup

Lately, my computer has been making strange sounds.  The kind of loud humming that makes me stop and think, “hmmm… maybe I should make sure my backups are all in order”.  So, I have been clicking around, organizing files and preparing for the inevitable terrible day I get the news its time to break the bank and […]

The Joy of Challenges

After the holidays where we give so much of ourselves to others, January gives us a welcome chance to look inward and see how we can refill our own buckets.  It’s also the time of year at the Lilypad when we host a “Month of Challenges”  where each day a different memory keeping challenge is […]

Jump start your layouts | looking backwards

It’s been said that photographs are a return ticket to a moment otherwise gone. I love that thought. Because, if we can return to a time- then it’s never really lost is it? Not to us, or to anyone who can see and read and feel what that image means to us. We can tell […]

Simplifying December with Traveler’s Notebooks

Especially this time of year, when there are so many stories to be captured- I wanted to make it a point to scrap more often- to tell more stories- but in a simpler way. I love Project Life- and I am a big fan of mini books. It’s only natural then that my attention has […]

Crafting a Joyful Thanksgiving

I recently read a terrific article about the joy of anticipation.  It brought to mind a wisdom I try to live by- the joy of the ride is just as important as the thrill of the destination. It struck me that this month, November, is a journey and a destination all wrapped in one beautiful, […]

Stroll down CHESTNUT LANE

Halloween is behind us- and there is no doubt the the Holiday season is in the air.  But if you have been following me for awhile- you know I am one who likes to slow it down a little and enjoy the autumn goodness that November has to offer.  The cozy at home vibes inside […]

Layout Lookback | October

It is almost time to turn the page on October and welcome a new month! Each month it seems like there is a trend of what joy we put in focus.  October was a month of family moments, days on the game field,  celebrations- and of course, Halloween! Here are a few layouts I wanted […]